Colorful Allusions
June 11, 2008 7:58 AM   Subscribe

Colorful Allusions
Though printed in black and white, great literature is bursting with vibrant colour. In these rebus-style puzzles, color words and parts of words have been replaced with colored boxes.
posted by carsonb (8 comments total)
This thread is about to get very colorful.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:07 AM on June 11, 2008

Don't let iamkimiam's remark color your commentary.
posted by carsonb at 8:10 AM on June 11, 2008

Red: Many people will attempt to make off-color jokes in this thread.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:30 AM on June 11, 2008

I red it and it blue my mind.
posted by horsemuth at 8:44 AM on June 11, 2008

It's very cute, actually. I recall being bored to tears in high school when an English teacher spent most of a class on Fitzgerald's symbolic use of color in Gatsby, and this is perhaps a little bit of vindication for him.

chroma chroma
chroma chroma
chroma chameleon
red gold and green
red gold and gree-ee-ee-een

posted by cortex at 9:11 AM on June 11, 2008

I lopped a bit off the description up top, but if you click the colored boxes you're led to the color lovers' community (where Conley is a blogger) and a description of the carefully chosen hue.
posted by carsonb at 9:16 AM on June 11, 2008

I don't know why but I had to read also every single thing on this page... Maybe I am attracted to pretty colors?
posted by Mastercheddaar at 9:35 AM on June 11, 2008

Oh, okay. the clickthrough makes this worthwhile. On first PANTONE 15-1614 or FF9999, I thought it was a little weak.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:44 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

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